Valentine is a very small city located in the state of Nebraska. With a population of 2,836 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Valentine is the 49th largest community in Nebraska.
Unlike some cities, Valentine isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Valentine are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Valentine is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Valentine who work in office and administrative support (12.84%), management occupations (11.80%), and food service (9.65%).
One of the benefits of Valentine is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 12.87 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.
As is often the case in a small city, Valentine doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.
The percentage of adults in Valentine who are college-educated is close to the national average for all communities of 21.84%: 20.48% of the adults in Valentine have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Valentine in 2010 was $23,554, which is middle income relative to Nebraska and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $94,216 for a family of four. However, Valentine contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Valentine is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Valentine home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Valentine residents report their race to be White, followed by Native American. Important ancestries of people in Valentine include Irish, English, Swedish, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Valentine is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Native American languages.